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Published:April 27th, 2016 14:02 EST
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Ted Cruz Calls a Basketball Hoop a 'Ring', What a Tool!

By Robert Paul Reyes

"At a post-primary reassurance party for Indiana supporters after his resounding losses Tuesday, Texas Senator Ted Cruz attempted to bond with his Hoosier State supporters by speaking to them in a language they understand: basketball.

cruz He wanted to pay tribute to the scene in the classic 1986 comeback film `Hoosiers` in which Gene Hackman implores his team to keep fighting. Unfortunately, Cruz has apparently never seen the film, or watched a basketball game:

`The amazing thing is that basketball ring here in Indiana, it`s the same height as it is in New York City and every other place in this country,` Cruz said, calling the hoop something it`s never been called by a native speaker in human history.

`The amazing thing is that basketball ring here in Indiana, it`s the same height as it is in New York City and every other place in this country,` Cruz said, calling the hoop something it`s never been called by a native speaker in human history."

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In Indiana basketball is the state religion and Bobby Knight is an icon, if a politician wants his message to resonate with the electorate in the Hoosier State he would be well-advised to secure Knight`s endorsement. Unfortunately, for Ted Cruz Knight has already endorsed Donald Trump, and the Texas senator`s only hope of bonding with Hoosiers was by making a reference to basketball, but Lyin` Ted Cruz royally screwed that up.

To call a basketball hoop a "ring", is unforgivable anywhere, but especially in Indiana. I`m not surprised at Cruz`s gaffe, he`s totally ignorant of pop culture and sports. Cruz may be an expert on the Constitution, a whiz at stealing delegates, a Bible scholar, and he may know all the pick-up lines that will work with Republican babes, but he doesn`t know Jack about real life.

Cruz`s only chance at stopping Trump from reaching the magical number of 1,237 delegates was to win Indiana, but after his air ball a midget stands a better chance of becoming an NBA star than Cruz has of winning Indiana.

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